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Lime Crescents

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  • 1 hr 15 min prep time
  • 1 hr 15 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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Enjoy these delicious lime flavored cookies that are perfect for a baked dessert idea.

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon lime juice
2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons grated lime peel

Icing

1
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon grated lime peel

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F (if using dark or nonstick cookie sheet, heat oven to 375°F). In medium bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the lime juice with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in flour, salt and 2 teaspoons lime peel.
  • 2 Shape dough by level measuring tablespoonfuls into crescent shapes, about 2 inches long. On ungreased cookie sheet, place crescents 1 inch apart.
  • 3 Bake 6 to 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon lime peel with fork. Roll warm cookies in sugar mixture; place on wire rack. Roll in sugar again.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F (if using dark or nonstick cookie sheet, heat oven to 375°F). In medium bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the lime juice with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in flour, salt and 2 teaspoons lime peel.
  • 2 Shape dough by level measuring tablespoonfuls into crescent shapes, about 2 inches long. On ungreased cookie sheet, place crescents 1 inch apart.
  • 3 Bake 6 to 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon lime peel with fork. Roll warm cookies in sugar mixture; place on wire rack. Roll in sugar again.

Expert Tips

For orange-flavored crescents, substitute orange juice and orange peel for the lime juice and lime peel.

To ensure even baking, bake one sheet of cookies at a time and place the cookie sheet on the middle rack of your oven.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
40mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
0g
0%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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